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KANSAS: Patient with Infectious TB Prompts Screenings at Overland Park Regional Medical Center


Kansas City Star (11.06.2013)

An article in the Kansas City Star recently reported that health authorities offered TB screenings to patients and staff of Overland Park Regional Medical Center in Overland Park, Kan., who might have been exposed to a hospital patient diagnosed with infectious TB. According to Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Disease Containment Director Nancy Tausz, the center determined the patient’s condition in early October after the patient’s release. The center began sending notifications to individuals who might have been exposed to the patient approximately one week ago, and the county health department is working with the medical center and Kansas Department of Health and Environment to test those who might have been exposed to the patient. Tausz said that the county health department currently has 16 active TB cases under investigation.


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